A Novel

Book - 2008
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Andi Oliver, featured in the prequel Biting the moon, is still an amnesiac. She moves from job to job across Idaho, Montana and North Dakota, inventing her life as she goes. In one job she learns more than she wants to know about animal rights.
Publisher: New York : Viking Penguin, 2008
ISBN: 9780670018697
Branch Call Number: FIC Grime 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 414 p


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Apr 20, 2018

I love Martha Grimes detective series with Richard jury. I picked this up because of my pleasurable experience with those.

This was such a disappointment. Not only did the story never resolve itself it jumped around especially near the end. The colorful characters in the Richard jury novels were missing. There were a couple interesting ones here but towards the end it all turned into a chaotic mess.

I would definitely not recommend this to anyone

May 23, 2017

I felt like I was baited and then the content was switched. I kept reading this disgusting book because I hoped to find out what happened to the girl with amnesia. Frustratingly, I had to endure reading about pig farming and slaughtering scenarios. I wouldn't have felt so suckered if both the animal mishandling was addressed as well as finding out about the heroine of the story. If I would have known what the book was REALLY about, I would never have borrowed it! What I wish I had done was gone against my practice of not spoiling the story by reading the ending, early on. I like mysteries but will never read another Martha Grimes book again! Totally unsatisfying!

Dec 23, 2011

Grimes never solved the central mystery of the book: who was Andi, the central character, and what happened to cause her amnesia? I was left hanging which made me feel very dissatisfied.

Nov 24, 2011

This was a real page-turner. There were only one or two chapters that were not as interesting, but the story is golden.

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